Storytelling is at the root of every art form: we think in story form, make sense of our world in narrative – from something we’ve seen, through last night’s television, to what family and folk stories we remember and retell. Performance storytelling can be a powerful experience, both entertaining and moving. Story is also the traditional medium of communication from generation to generation, a tool for education and therapy.

Here at QEGS, we love joining in with National Storytelling Week (NSW). Pupils and students including groups from QEGS nursery (ducks and swans) were invited to our Library to attend some very exciting storytelling sessions. We were also very lucky to have a virtual author talk from the wonderful Sufiya Ahmed who met with our book club members to discuss her new books.

We hosted a Harry Potter crafting event with a staggering 36 pupils in attendance and created beautiful quill pens.

The event was a huge success with lots of storytelling and engagement from our pupils and teachers.

Thank you for a fantastic library session, Mrs Dewhurst – our class loved it” – Mrs Tattersall teacher of 6JET and a regular visitor to our library.